Overheard

Yeah, but that's because I owe them money.

George Clooney, cinema's latest Batman, on being chased by women, Guardian

There was some indecision as to when I was born. My sister said it was 1916. I lost my birth certificate.

Michael Gough, who plays the butler in Batman and Robin, asked if he will turn 80 this year, Times

I spent a lot of time whipping people ... once you get into it, it's really qiuet fun.

Guinevere Turner, who appears in the film Preaching to the Perverted, Time Out

I'd love to do a film now, a reallly good cameo role ...You definitely would not get me in something like Pulp Fiction. Something like an old time film, a preriod drama or a comedy. Something nice.

Bruce Forsyth, Daily Telegraph

Being single is exciting, but women are like buses. Krrrrgh. You wait for a while and then three come along at once.

Paul McKenna, TV hypnotist and psychic, on being a bachelor boy, Telegraph

London is one of the worst places in the world to live if you want to make music and stay sane.

Norman Blake, frontman of Glaswegian band Teenage Fanclub, Times

The first sold five copies and they were to relatives.

Kid Creole remembers the release of his debut album, and hopes his new one will do better, Guardian

He watched it over and over and cried every time ... After that he was like a different person, his face changed, his breathing relaxed. It was incredible.

Movie therapist Bernie Wooder describes the effect that watching The Colour Purple had one of his clients, Guardian

A kind of heaven. It's like 420 cultures baked in a pie - a chicken tikka pastry of club nights.

Julian Barrat, of spoof Techno band The Pod, gets enthusiastic about the nightclub Anohka, Time Out

My work is almost unsaleable and has a radical, feminine sensibility that contrasts starkly with the slickness of an office buliding.

Scottish artist Jane Brennan sells her wallpaper art in her own inimitable way, Guardian

or

Julian Barrat from spoof Techno band, The Pod. Time Out

We don't go around doing Tchaikovsky Four for the 195th time: we go around doing the Berg Three Pieces for the 15th time - great!

Andrew Davies on how he keeps his repertoire exciting,Daily Telegraph

U2 and Oasis are the underground and everybody else is the main stream. Because they're all afraid to be big. They're afraid of success!

Noel Gallagher, Telegraph

I suppose we shall have to pass it, but men and women don't go to bed together with no clothes on.

1950s film censor Sir Sidney Harris on, The Respectable Prostitute, Time Out

I had a big, old mutt who died a year ago, and it certainly helped me when I was writing that I was always in the presence of a dog.

Kirsten Bakis, author of Lives of the Monster Dogs. Time Out

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
ebookA wonderful selection of salads, starters and mains featuring venison, grouse and other game
Sport
Getty
News
Women have been desperate to possess dimples like Cheryl Cole's
people Cole has secretly married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after just three months.
Arts and Entertainment
AKB48 perform during one of their daily concerts at Tokyo’s Akihabara theatre
musicJapan's AKB48 are one of the world’s most-successful pop acts
News
Ian Thorpe has thanked his supporters after the athlete said in an interview that he is gay
people
News
The headstone of jazz great Miles Davis at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York
news
Arts and Entertainment
Brendan O'Carroll has brought out his female alter-ego Agnes Brown for Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
filmComedy holds its place at top of the UK box office
News
newsBear sweltering in zoo that reaches temperatures of 40 degrees
Arts and Entertainment
Professor Kathy Willis will showcase plants from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
radioPlants: From Roots to Riches has been two years in the making
Extras
indybestThe tastiest creations for children’s parties this summer
Arts and Entertainment
TV The follow-up documentary that has got locals worried
Arts and Entertainment
Paolo Nutini performs at T in the Park
music
Independent
Travel Shop
the manor
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on city breaks Find out more
santorini
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on chic beach resorts Find out more
sardina foodie
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on country retreats Find out more
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Programme Manager - Business Support Transformation, 1 year contract

    £550 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Walthamstow...

    ERP Business/ Implementation Analyst

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: This is an e...

    Demandware Developer

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My Client is...

    Sap Data Migration Consultant

    competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My client, a FTSE 100 organisation are u...

    Day In a Page

    Super Mario crushes the Messi dream as Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

    Super Mario crushes the Messi dream

    Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
    Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago

    The first race war, 13,000 years ago?

    Saharan remains may be evidence of oldest large-scale armed conflict
    Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

    Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

    Researchers hope eye tests can spot ‘biomarkers’ of the disease
    Sex, controversy and schoolgirl schtick

    Meet Japan's AKB48

    Pop, sex and schoolgirl schtick make for controversial success
    In pictures: Breathtaking results of this weekend's 'supermoon'

    Weekend's 'supermoon' in pictures

    The moon appeared bigger and brighter at the weekend
    Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

    How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

    A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
    The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    The evolution of Andy Serkis

    First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

    You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

    Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
    Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

    Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

    Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
    Children's books are too white, says Laureate

    Children's books are too white, says Laureate

    Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
    Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

    Blackest is the new black

    Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
    Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

    Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

    The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
    Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

    Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

    From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
    Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

    Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

    Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
    Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

    Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

    When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor